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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims He Stood Up to Vladimir Putin

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claims he stood up to Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was in office. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. The Obama-Biden administration appeased Putin until stunned by the invasion of Ukraine. Joe Biden told an NBC told an NBC town hall on Monday evening: I told President Putin exactly what I think…

Fact Check: CNN Falsely Claims Trump ‘Refuses to Call Out White Supremacists’

CLAIM: CNN claimed that President Donald Trump refused to call out white supremacists in the first presidential debate. VERDICT: FALSE. He did so explicitly, and has done so before. CNN ran a headline Tuesday evening specifically claiming: “Trump refuses to call out white supremacists.” The headline on https://t.co/Fpw0OxWJ2S pic.twitter.com/bov2hueSva — Jon Passantino (@passantino) September 30,…

Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims Kellyanne Conway Backs Riots (Again)

CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed that Kellyane Conway supported riots, saying they were good for President Donald Trump, politically. VERDICT: FALSE. Biden has repeatedly lied about what Conway said. Biden used this false claim in the first presidential debate on Tuesday night. He has used it before. As Breitbart News has noted in previous fact checks:…

Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims 6,114 Military Dead from Coronavirus; Real Number Is...

CLAIM: There have been 6,114 U.S. military deaths from coronavirus. VERDICT: FALSE. There have been seven. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been attacking President Donald Trump for remarks that The Atlantic claimed he made about dead soldiers in war (and which over twenty witnesses have publicly refuted). On Wednesday, Biden commented on soldiers who had…

Fact Check: Joe Biden Repeats the ‘Very Fine People’ Hoax at DNC

Win McNamee / Getty CLAIM: Joe Biden said (again) that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “very fine people.” VERDICT: FALSE. Trump said the neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally.” Biden knows he is lying about this. Former Vice President Joe Biden repeated the “very fine people” hoax in accepting the Democratic Party nomination in…

Fact Check: Trump Has a Long List of Major Bipartisan Laws; Obama Had Few

CLAIM: Former President Barack Obama claimed President Donald Trump had “no interest in common ground.” VERDICT: FALSE. Trump literally won an award for bipartisanship from a non-partisan black organization. Trump has a combative style, but also has several major bipartisan achievements. Obama had few. Here is a partial list of Trump’s major bipartisan legislative accomplishments:…

Fact Check: Trump Called MS-13 Gang Members ‘Animals,’ Not Immigrants

CLAIM: During the Democrat National Convention (DNC), a video montage suggested that President Trump called immigrants “animals.” VERDICT: False. Trump has repeatedly used the term “animals” to specifically describe MS-13 Gang members. During a video montage focused on the plight of immigrants, including illegal aliens, the DNC flashed footage of Trump calling MS-13 Gang members…

Fact Check: Andrew Cuomo Falsely Labels Coronavirus ‘European Virus’

CLAIM: At the Democrat National Convention (DNC), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) suggested the Chinese coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, “infected the northeast” from Europe. VERDICT: False. Federal officials with the State Department and the intelligence community have said evidence is clear that the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, before spreading around the world…

Fact Check: Joe Biden Promises to Repeal Non-existent ‘Muslim Ban’

CLAIM: President Donald Trump ordered a “Muslim ban” — one that Joe Biden will repeal if he is elected president. VERDICT: FALSE. There is no such “Muslim ban,” and there never was. Trump’s travel ban is legal and constitutional. Former Vice President Joe Biden promised Muslim voters at an event called “Million Muslim Votes” on…

We Know Twitter’s Been Busy Fact-Checking Trump — Here Are Some Of The Biden...

Twitter stoked the ire of President Donald Trump — and a number of his supporters — when the platform applied a fact-check to several of the president’s tweets.

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